Weekly celebration of Sunday Mass is the Saturday Vigil Eucharistic Liturgy at 4:00 pm, Sunday at 9:30am and 12:30pm in Spanish.  All Masses are live streamed on Facebook at the scheduled time and archived on our pairsh Facebook page or YouTube.

 

Click here to pray Mass for the First Sunday of Advent Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Click here to pray Mass for the Frist Sunday of Advent, November 29 2020 at 9:30 am 

  Click here for the Mass for the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020 worship aid     

Liturgy of the Word for Children  November 29, 2020

Haga clic aquí para la Ayuda de Adoración del 29 de noviembre de 2020

 

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 Have you ever caught yourself thinking, “Wow!  I’m (whatever) years old and I’m still learning something new!”  It happens from time to time, particularly for those of us in the    second half of life.  A moment of “new” for me came on November 10th when Fr. Fred invited me to join the parish staff meeting even though I was 800 miles away in New Orleans.  The internet communication internet communication system ZOOM helped me experience some of St. Clement  Parish before I even arrived here. One of the really neat things that happened is that I was able to meet the parish staff members and learn their names and a little about each one of them.  With time, I will come to know many of you.  Perhaps I can take this opportunity to     answer some of your questions: “Who is our new Pastor?  Where does he come from?  What has he done?” 

Baltimore, Maryland welcomed me into the world on October 26, 1956. A year-and-a-half later my Dad, Eugene, was transferred by Magnavox to Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Dad was an electrical engineer and worked in the government division of Magnavox making radar systems for the Navy. My Mom, Joan, was an elementary school teacher before marriage and then a devoted mom and homemaker.  I am the eldest of three sons.  My brother, Tom, who was a pharmacist, a lawyer and the father of three now adult children, is deceased.  My brother, Michael, a civil engineer, lives in Scarborough, Maine with his wife, and has two adult children. 

My education included Catholic grade school and then graduation in 1975 from our     Franciscan high school, Bishop Luers, in Fort Wayne.  During these school years I was involved in baseball, soccer, football, some basketball, and service clubs. During late high school I worked at a root beer stand and then in the produce department of a grocery store.  It was a great experience except for working with brussels sprouts which I believe are poison. 

Following high school, my Franciscan formation and education included Duns Scotus    College Seminary in Southfield, MI (1975-1979); Novitiate in Oldenburg, IN and St. Anthony Shrine, Cincinnati (1978-1980); Temporary Profession and Theology from 1980-1985 at St. Leonard College in Centerville, OH, Atheneum of Ohio, Cincinnati, and Chicago Theological    Union, Chicago, IL.  I Solemnly professed vows in 1983, was ordained a deacon in 1984 and a priest on June 8, 1985. 

My assignments as a Franciscan have been:  as a Religion teacher at Bishop Luers High School, Fort Wayne, IN (1984-85); as Associate Pastor and Campus Minister at St. George Parish/Newman Center, Cincinnati (1986-88); as Provincial Vocation Director, St. Francis Center, Mt. Healthy, OH (1988-94); as Associate Pastor and then Pastor at St. Francis Seraph